2011 Kia Sorento

2011-2013 Kia Sorento Recalled To Fix Rollaway Problem: 377,000 U.S. Vehicles Affected
2011-2013 Kia Sorento Recalled To Fix Rollaway Problem: 377,000 U.S. Vehicles Affected

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 377,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles suffer from a poorly made component that could allow them to roll away. CHECK OUT...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test
Safe Set: Nine Late-Model Used Vehicles With The Lowest Fatality Rate

The chances of dying in a car crash, if you’re behind the wheel of a newer vehicle, have dropped dramatically over the past several years. In just three years, studying a corresponding four-year window of late-model used vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
Recall: Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento Transmission

A new recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) affects two crossover vehicles from South Korea, both of which are manufactured in the U.S. The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2011 Kia Sorento--mechanically related, though they're sold under different brands and...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
2011 Kia Sorento, 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalled For Driveshaft Issue

Some Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento crossover utility vehicles are being recalled for an issue that could lead to early failure of their automatic transmissions. About 6,169 Santa Fe models, made from October 15, 2009 through March 5, 2010 and all with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, are...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid
Why Now May be a Good Time To Lease The Family Car

To lease or not to lease, that’s a good question. For many months, the answer has likely been a resounding 'No' for many American families. That’s because good lease deals were few and far between, and with the economic uncertainty, many people simply put off the prospect of looking at...Read More»

2011 Lexus ES 350
Lexus, MINI Snag Top Spots In J.D. Power And Associates 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index Study

Luxury brand Lexus and mass-market brand MINI are the top winners in the J.D. Power and Associates' (JDPA) 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The study looks at owner satisfaction for visits to dealers’ service departments for maintenance and repair work during the first three...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima sedan
Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks: Good Value In Affordable Style

It’s always fun to see top 10 lists, including the annual one from Consumer Reports ranking the best vehicles in 10 categories. This year, Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks demonstrate one point very clearly: there’s plenty of good value, affordable vehicles available with plenty...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
Sorento, Mustang, G37, Elantra Among CR's Top Picks For 2011

Kia has muscled past GM and Toyota to earn itself a spot on Consumer Reports' Top Picks list for 2011. The 2011 Kia Sorento is this year's top pick in the Family SUV category and takes that spot from the Chevrolet Traverse; in previous years that spot had also been held by the Toyota Highlander and...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2011 Kia Sorento Review: Yo Gabba, A Toy Story?

Kia's 2010 Super Bowl TV spot "Joy, Ride, Dream" starred much-wanted kids toys (one's from cable TV show Yo Gabba Gabba) coming to life and living it up in Las Vegas. Add an infectious music bed by Heavy ("How You Like Me Now") and you've got a must-see TV ad. It's an adult antidote for...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
More Best-Selling Crossovers in 2010

Look around on America’s highways and byways and you’ll see them everywhere – crossovers of every make and model, from Spartan to luxury. In fact, crossovers (or CUVs) today bridge the gap from sedan to station wagon. Millions of American families have at least one CUV in the...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
2011 Kia Sorento SX AWD: Major League

When Kia redid its Sorento crossover SUV for the 2011 selling season, it took a rather long-in-the-tooth machine and gave it current currency: a swoopy and attractive body, excellent road manners, a luxurious interior and all the accoutrements anyone would want at a fraction of what the competition...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2011 Top Safety Pick Awards

In a stunning achievement by automakers in a single year, a total of 66 new 2011 models now earn Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2011 list includes 40 cars, 25 SUVs and one minivan. While that’s great news for consumers in general –...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
SX Appeal: 2011 Kia Sorento SX Review

Until recently, Kia and sister company Hyundai had a problem: their vehicles offered great value and strong quality, but their dorky looks and design quirks made them easy to ignore. Boy how things have changed. Approaching the Sorento, you first notice the work of former Audi designer Peter...Read More»

Muno from Nickelodeon's 'Yo Gabba Gabba'
Car Companies Flock To Air Ads on Super Bowl XLV

When Super Bowl XLV is broadcast live on Fox Network from Cowboys Field in Arlington, Texas, on February 6, 2011, there’ll be a whole lot of car company commercials during the annual NFL throw-down. With an audience expected to top 100 million viewers, automakers have eagerly jumped on-board...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
2011 Kia Sorento Recalled For Potential Brake Issue

Kia is recalling nearly 7,700 vehicles, all 2011 Kia Sorento models, for a potential issue with the rear brakes. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), based on a notice from Kia, rear brake calipers that might not have been properly machined. The affected vehicles...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Kia Thinks Outside the Box

Quick, what comes to mind when you hear the name, “Kia?” Is it a particular vehicle? Is it an image of a brand? If you’re a baby boomer, you may still regard the Korean brand, corporate sibling of Hyundai (which owns 34 percent of Kia, and the two brands share vehicle platforms...Read More»

Screencap from Motor Trend's Facebook page
Another Facebook Launch, Another Nail In The Coffin Of Corporate Websites

There's been a spate of Facebook launches in recent months -- the most notable being Ford's unveiling of the 2011 Explorer. Now, there's another Facebook reveal a-brewing, and it's due to drop next Monday at 8pm ET: Motor Trend's 2011 Sport/Utility of the Year. If you're a fan of Motor Trend's...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Captivating 2011 Crossovers, Part Two

In part one of Captivating 2011 Crossovers, we covered two from Honda (CR-V and Accord Crosstour), and one each from Ford (the Edge) and MINI (the all-new Countryman, arriving in January 2011). Here, again in no particular order, are a few more too-cute-and-more 2011 crossovers to check out. Note...Read More»

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